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If you're thinking about buying a new home this year and plan to consult your smartphone for help, you're not alone. It's estimated that 44 percent of home buyers use mobile apps. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on which ones to keep in your pocket.

Thousands of real estate apps out there if you're looking for a basic search app the will give you access to them multiple listing service -- in the last. In a stately is a good it free place to start for iPhone users. Since snags that perfect -- all about timing and stately refreshes each home listing every fifteen minutes. And -- out on a hot property by setting up alerts in case the price drops. Trulia is a well reviewed app for both iphones in android's. Users appreciate the various maps that not only show -- available homes in your vicinity but also crime statistics and where local services like restaurants and grocery stores can be found. The app can also -- -- the real estate agent if you find something that suits your fancy. But before you too excited about that half acre state. Consider playing around the numbers first -- mortgages is a great free -- that helps calculate your monthly payments based on home price bank approval and down payment. And temperance -- I'm Kara tsuboi for CBS news yeah dad.

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